Weddings

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!  This is an exciting time in your lives and we look forward to working together with you to make this a special and memorable occasion.

Weddings in our two historic churches must be conducted according to the rites of the Anglican Church of Australia. This means that at least one of the couple must be baptised (christened), and the wedding must be conducted by an Anglican priest.

 

The first step in arranging your wedding either at All Saints or St Mary's churches is to make an appointment to see our parish priest, Fr Evan. Marriage preparation is conducted over a number of visits in the months prior to the wedding, and Fr Evan is trained in the use of the Prepare-Enrich questionnaire to identify areas of strength as well as guiding you through a structured conversation in growth areas of your relationship. 

 

Fr Evan can also work with you to make your special day unique, planning your wedding service with personal touches. 

 

Alternatively, you may wish to be married by another Anglican priest at All Saints or St Mary's. Normally this would be the parish priest at the church you normally attend. In this case, you would make all arrangements through your own parish priest, who will contact us to ensure the date is available and to book the use of the church.

 

All Saints - the older of our two churches - comfortably holds 60 people, while St Mary's can hold up to 150. Each of our churches is set in an attractive rural surrounding, with a historic pioneer cemetery adjacent to the church building. ​Some rules apply in order to protect the unique historical buildings and environment: for example we ask that furniture is not moved, also that confetti not be used.

While no charge is made for ministry or counselling, there is a fee for weddings arranged in our parish services as a contribution to the maintenance of these buildings. A non-refundable deposit (currently $200) is payable to reserve the wedding date, with another $300 payable before the date of the wedding. These payments can be arranged through the Parish Office.

You can click here to obtain an application form, and arrange an appointment with Fr Evan. For more information please contact the Parish Office by email office@swananglicans.org.au.